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Ginger, Volunteer Mentor (@gingerw)

Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share?

Transplants | Last Active: Jul 23, 2020 | Replies (32)

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@tasher3433

Thank you so much for the advice! My husband will be the kidney recipient,our daughter, the kidney donor. I am a natural smothered! However, family members all know this and will be stepping in.

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@tasher3433 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We are a diverse group of people, patients, caregivers, and family members alike. You're right, you will have a lot on your plate, having two to watch over after the surgery! How exciting, and how tremendously grateful everyone must be! I hope that you will take time to look through the discussions on the transplant group, and let us know if there is anything that confuses you or leads to more questions. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/
My husband was a kidney recipient.
Ginger

Hi @tasher3433 Welcome to Connect. That's wonderful that your daughter has stepped in to donate a kidney. I had a liver transplant and my daughter wanted very much to be a donor for me but then was not able to. It must be helpful also to know in advance when the surgery will happen. That makes things a bit less stressful.
It's good to hear that you have other family members you can rely on also. For the most part, my husband had to do it all since our son and daughter both live in other states.
We will be looking forward to April and hearing how things are going.
JK